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on obamacare's botched rollout. internal memos are showing only six people, six actually signed up on day one of the health care exchange program. good morning everybody, i'm martha maccallum here in "america's newsroom". >> i'm gregg jarrett in for bill hemmer. the obama administration is not actually denying the information. the health and human services department is down playing released documents. let me quote them. they appear to be notes. do not include enrollments, statistics. we will release enrollment stats on monthly basis after coordinating information from different sources paper, online, call centers, verifying with insurers and collecting data from states. martha: byron york, "washington examiner" and fox news contributor. what do you make about the number six. >> now we know why the administration is secretive about the numbers. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was asked by congress about this she wouldn't give it. we know the number was beyond embarrassing. six people on day one. had a total of 248 by the next day. this has really stunned a lot of people.
now. bye-bye. jon: we begin with brand new stories and breaking news. jenna: the obamacare rollout worse than anyone thought apparently. embarrassingly low sign up numbers in one report. how the white house is explaining them. survivors of the benghazi terror attack preparing to break silence despite government best efforts to keep them quiet when we could hear their stories from the ground. >>> the holiday shopping season is officially underway, november first, that is what happens, right? we'll explain why you could see the deepest discounts ever and before black friday even rolls around. it is all "happening now" jenna: some shocking new information this morning about how rough apparently the rollout of the obamacare exchanges really is as new documents show you could almost count the number of people who enrolled in the first day on one hand. again one report, but a stunning one at that. great to see you, everybody, i'm jenna lee. jon: those numbers are unbelievable. i'm jon scott. for weeks the administration told us millions of people visited healthcare.gov. but they dodged a
in obamacare, and because the weakness in the economy now means that janet yellen and federal reserve will keep on printing dollars. you have this extraordinary position of obamacare falling to pieces, absolute chaos, yet the stock market opening a little higher, within 100 points of its all-time record high. martha: very interesting. we'll see where it goes. stuart, see you later. bill: we just realized this a moment ago, the front page of healthcare.gov is different. this was the look for three weeks a young woman, smiling face. she has now been replaced screen right with handy icons showing all the different ways you sign up. no word why the change. she is no longer the face of healthcare.gov. martha: saw her every day. you think she didn't want to be on the front anymore? she said, hey guys, i am not sure i want i want i want to bed with this particular website? if you're out there, we like to hear from you. what is your story? come on over. bill: fox news alert on this the white house on damage control again. the president now saying he did not know that the u.s. was secretly spying on doz
to adequate health care. some suggest obamacare may reverse that trend. >> the red sox are word champions! >> for the first time in more than 90 years, the boston red sox win the world series in front of the fenway faithful. >> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm thomas drayden. there are no allegations of spying by the n.s.a. >> documents have been obtained showing the agency used the september 11 attacks to defend its surveillance policies. >> in the 26 page document, the n.s.a. suggested talking points for officials, including after 9/11, it was determined the intelligence community failed to connect the dots. n.s.a. and partners must make sure we connect the dots so that the nation is never attacked again like it was on 9/11. the n.s.a.'s first responsibility is to defend the nation. >> erika has more on this story. what else have we learned from this document you? >> the document obtained through the freedom of information act contains dozens of talking points and suggested statements. they're supposed to be used by n.s.a. officials to defend the agen
of the enrollment. we'll look at what that means for obamacare in the long run. >>> also coming up, holiday shopping on the day after halloween. how retailers are stretching the season. >> so the number of people who signed up for healthcare via the troubled federal website was minuscule in the first couple of days of the website's life. according to house committee that released early numbers it is in the low hundreds. but here's the question, how does that number stack up to the first weeks of obamacare? how does it stack up to those who signed up for romney care back in 2006? al jazeera's john terrett has been investigating for us. >> you gave it away just now. >> reporter: the healthcare.gov is sick. we know that. we've seen it since it launched back on october 1st. that's not really news. what is news is we're getting a hint of how sick this site through which people 36 states purchase healthcare under the new law might begin in the early days. on the beginning day, six people, total six people had signed up and enrolled for healthcare under the obamacare laws. by the second day, october 2nd, m
become a focal point of criticism not only for the failing health care website, but for obamacare itself. one of her top two lieutenants provided a warmup act. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> a member of the obama administration apologize for the website that has been plagued by problems since launching last month. testifying tuesday, marlin tavenner did not give many reason for website issues. she did not give specific numbers and how many people have actually signed up for insurance. those facts and figures are expected to come in another hearing, when her boss, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testifies later this morning. that hearing could get heated, since some republicans have been calling for her to be fired. >> i don't think anyone would deny this fact on either side of the political aisle. these past 29 days have been nothing short of a disaster. >> as republicans attack the problem-plagued website as representative of larger troubles with the affordable care act. >> the problem with obamacare isn't jus
. but the frustration out there over obamacare is enormous and every day there are new developments that indicate there's good reason. >> rose: there are people who find out they can't keep their plan. >> they're getting bills, rates are going up 10, 12 sometimes. >> rose: which suggest on the part of some the republican party would have been better off for those people who want to shut down the government or tied to defunding obamacare would have been better off if they had shoksed just simply let it rom out and we'll see how it works. >> well, it's let it go, it will turn out so bad that they'll have to scrap it. but i remember something called a sequester and we're going to do the sequester, it will be so bad, they'll get their act together and deal with the budget problem but the sequester went into effect and it doesn't have an effect on a lot of the government but a huge impact on the defense department. that's one of the reasons we've got a sijtly diminished military capability trying to supply with the sequester. we had 17 air force squadrons rounded for 90 days trying to comply with the sequ
of arrests and dozens of weapons being seized. ♪ this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. it could change costs, coverage, and pretty much all of healthcare in america. my show sorts this all out. in fact, my staff has read the entire thing. which is probably more than what most members of congress can claim. we'll separate politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts. [[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. ♪ hello again, top stories on al jazeera, the u.n. arab league to syria said they must attend peace talks for progress to made and they are building a framework for talks over the war in syria to happen in the coming weeks. israeli jets attacked the town of jabla and targeted russian-made missiles. thailand's lower house passed a controversial political amnesty bill to allow the return of the form
to fight al-qaeda. >>> just a handful of people signed up for obamacare in the first days it was launched. and secretary of state john kerry admitting that the nsa went too far in its spying program. ♪ >>> iraq prime minister spending another day in washington making the rounds today. he visits the white house. he is going to be meeting with president obama asking for help ending the violence he says has killed thousands of iraqis so far this year. mike viqueira is live at the white house. mike how can the u.s. help with this situation in iraq? >> there is no question there is a great deal of concern that iraq is sliding towards another civil war. the unitedations without a report today, more than 900 iraqis killed last month alone. among them, 852 civilians. another estimate has 5,000 iraqis killed since april as the country slides into more strife. the question is who is responsible? and this is his third day in washington and many believe this is not sectarian strife. many suspect that his forces are attacking sunnis, and a non-stop violence of sectarian violence continues today. not
, the obamacare affordable care act is going to exist. they're not going to kill it. that much is as stake. that march 31st, if you do not have march by march 31st of next year you face a fine. with all the problems on the website, the technical problems, glitches, as first called by president obama, but they're more than that, but there have been a whole host of problems with the implementation of the law. now, after initially blaming a volume, they said it was a sign of public enthusiasm, a good sign after the october first launch of the website, now marilyn tavennar, she's over the agency that oversees the implementation of the obamacare. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. i want to assure you that healthcare.gov can and will be fixed, and we're working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. >> reporter: a lot of indignation, and umbridge on the part of the republicans. the irony when this website is up and functioning it will help millions of people to
enough for the republicans. >> the problem with obamacare is not just the website, but the law. i've heard from hundreds of my constituents who are seeing premiums rise, policies cancelled - many, again, are losing their plans. >> after the failed strategy to kill the law by shutting down the government - split the party in two. republicans are now unified in attacking problems on the website which, when functioning, is meant to help million obtain insurance under obamacare. >> i don't think anyone would deny the fact on either side of the political aisle. the past 29 days have been a disaster. >> when pressed marilyn tavenner refused to say how many were able to get insurance through the website. >> are you getting those numbers? >> am i getting the numbers? not yet. >> you have no numbers on who is enrolled. you have no idea? >> we'll have the numbers available mid november. >> if you don't have insurance by march 31st, you face a fine. as problems persist, democrats are joining a government call to delay the deadline. >> i want to assure you that healthcare.gov can and will be
earnings beat expectations, we are breaking down the numbers with all-star analyst. lori: obamacare taking its toll on the president's approval rating, looking to smooth things over with senate democrats, the latest from the belt way just said. >> looking to with to bring in tax revenue but judge andrew napolitano says it is an invasion of privacy and it could change life as we know it. lori: looking at the business of helsinki and the still showing no sign of slowing down and you won't believe how much we expending on costumes for our heads. actually i would. adam: you would? when a and guilty as charged. adam: the dow is positive. >> at the halloween. the dow is down 9 points. we have the nasdaq and the person the in the green on this final day of a great month of october. the broader market 4% this month. we will take it. you with a nearly year there is concern that the fed won't be as inclined to keep the stimulus coming as long as we are hoping. release solid midwest manufacturing number is bolstering that belief, the dollar up, commodities down and that is where we are trading
operatives blamed, no accountability. obamacare website disaster, secretary sebelius claims the president was not aware of the website problems until the website was launched. once again, lower level operatives blamed. no accountability. n.s.a. spying on foreign leaders, u.s. officials claimed the president did not know about this. the president refuses to say whether he knew or not, but anyway, lower level operatives officially blamed. n.s.a. spying on americans, the president claims he did not know the extent of spying on americans. lower level operatives blamed, no accountability. mr. speaker, exactly who is running the country? lower level operatives? has the government gone wild? are they operating without the knowledge of the white house? is the president out of tune with what's taking place within his own administration? or is he aware of those actions? if the president was unaware of all of this, the white house needs to hold people accountable, hold these lower level operatives accountable for their actions, their improper actions, their incompetence. the white house needs to fix
going to lead to the defunding or repeal of the president's signature achievement of obamacare. i opposed obamacare, voted against it, have voted many times to repeal and reform it but that was just a tactic that made absolutely no sense. and i think those poll numbers are reflecting some frustration. having said that, i think that the tea party, the other influences in our party have kept a focus on the size of government and on our $17 trillion national debt that is an important focus for our party. but i certainly disagree with the strategy that was adopted. it was never going to be successful and it was the fantasy to think that it was. >> woodruff: well, i don't know, senator, if you consider yourself a moderate republican but i know many other people who watch politics closely do. why do you think there are so few moderates left in elected office in your party? >> in the last few years we've seen through that combination of factors including gerrymandering i would argue the 24/7 news cycle, a lot of different factors have combined to elect people who are at the extremes of b
are covered. dr thomas believe obamacare means healthy mothers and children - offering more prenatal, mental health and addiction services. it will be an improvement never medicaid. >> it can be a game changer for a large population of patients who do not have insurance or feel they can't afford shirns. >> in some of birmingham's poorest areas, like this housing projecting, poor health, addiction and violence have been problems for decades. the same problems facing other poor neighbourhoods in america. erica knows what living without health care is like and hopes for better access. she and her 4-year-old daughter live here. she's been homeless and lost a newborn whilst living in a shelter. >> counselling. a lot of people need people to talk to, but they can't get the counselling or what they need unless they have insurance. dr thomas thinks outreach is key to lookout sheltering infant mortalitiy in the south. >> word of mouth, advertising on television. in the newspaper. community housing. community workers - any available avenues. >> as 2-week-old bailey hangs on to life, her mother believe
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